On Thursday Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh dodged Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) questions on whether or not he respects President Donald Trump.
During the confirmation hearing, Booker asked if he respected Trump, and if selected if he would recuse himself from any cases involving Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“Do you have the greatest respect for Donald Trump?” Booker asked.
“You don’t hear sitting judges commenting on political [matters]” Kavanaugh said.
“I’m asking what you said about President Bush the last time you were before the United States Senate. Do you have the greatest respect for Donald Trump?” Booker asked again.
Kavanaugh did not provide a yes or no response, and Booker interrupted him.
“I want to tell you what I’m building toward this. Because there’s an issue of this president who’s asking for loyalty tests from the people he’s putting forward for offices,” Booker said.
“He’s continuing to bash the Attorney General of the United States of America and saying that if he knew he was going to recuse himself, that he wouldn’t have put him forward,” he said.
Booker added, “You’ve seen this president demanding loyalty and expecting loyalty. President Trump not only said that about Jeff Sessions, but you know he said that about other folks. So you’re not willing to comment on the character of this president?”
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